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Postby katesmom » August 13th, 2007, 5:50 am

Hello Friendly People !
I just registered the other day and decided that today would be my "official" day to start...I had started the other day and just kept going off...Why? Couldn't tell you...Don't know..

Anyway, Hello ! I have been struggling with my weight my entire life...It seems exhausting and very frustrating... I feel tired, feet hurt, can't stand how I feel in my clothes, have negative self-esteem, etc... You probably know what I'm talking about...Maybe...I tried medifast about 18 years ago-lost 65 lbs and gained it all back...Last summer I lost 40 lbs on Medifast and then gained it all back and then some, I feel due to stress...My hubby and I are struggling- relationship wise. He is currently unemployed, recovering from surgery, and seems depressed...

Now, I decided that I could focus on "him" or get my head out of the sand and focus on me !!! I also have an eight year old beautiful daughter that can push the stress button too ! I am a school psychologist and will return to work in 2 weeks. Many demands on meeting deadlines,etc.

I found this site by accident really, and feel very grateful to be here. I have read many of the posts on the forum and was very impressed..

So today, I will pledge my dedication to this journey and hope you can help me along the way... I have 150 pounds to lose and want to be successful... I don;t want to feel "hopeless" anymore...

Thank you for listening...I will be here as often as I can and will write even when it may be a day of struggling.

Katesmom :D
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Can't wait to WIN this race !!
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Postby Lisa145 » August 13th, 2007, 8:24 am

Hi Katesmom!

Congrats on your first day!! You might want to put your username in the subject line of your thread rather than "day 1" because your journal will be one continuous thread that you and others come back to, post and visit. Just update it as you please. :D

I hope MF helps you not to feel hopeless anymore. You will be shedding weight in no time!!!

Chat soon!!
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Postby DogMa » August 13th, 2007, 11:55 am

Just wanted to pop my head in and say welcome.

Reached goal in August 2006
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Thank you

Postby katesmom » August 13th, 2007, 1:05 pm

Hello DogMa !
Nice to meet you...Any tips you can share?

Katsmom 8)
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Postby BabyTrace » August 13th, 2007, 1:22 pm

Hi KM,

I just responded to the PM you sent me, but I wanted to recommend one more thing. If you aren't already active on a site that helps you track your meals, weight and excercise you should try Take Shape For Life's Support in Motion site @ tsflsupportinmotion dot com.

I've been using it since day one and it is a really handy tool. It provides a place to record your meals, weight, exercise and measurements. All of the Medifast Meals are already listed in a pick list so you don't have to worry about adding them to another site and keying in the nutrient contents. There are interactive graphs and reports you can run anytime. I enjoy getting a weekly report from them listing the average intake of calories, carbs, etc that I consumed that week along with how many calories I burned on any excercise I tracked. It's interesting to go back and compare the numbers from weeks I had nice losses to weeks that were slower. I can usually see something that gives me a clue to why my loss may have been slower such as more sodium or higher carbs, etc.

Anyway, just a recommendation. Best of luck to you!

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